Tuesday, August 26, 2008

surviving a trip to Rockwell with P80

define: ironic...

attending a seminar on managing your finances while anxiously replying to your friends' "summons" to go to Rockwell afterwards to have dinner...on a very tight budget!

I literally had only P80 and a few change of course...and all these I had to stretch so I can get to Rockwell Makati!..that would mean I had nothing else to do but go there and meet up with my friends and go home!

I was really making excuses for them...and wheedling my way out of it...it was so uncomfortable and inconvenient to be going someplace...on a gimik..with no cash on hand...

goodness! the horror! haha

and my friend just told me amidst my pitiful pleading...magtigil ka na...kelan ka pa naginarte?!? pumunta ka na!

and after texting my other friends to learn how to get to Rockwell...I was able to arrive there safe and sound...and minus P67 already! waaa!

goodness! if you only know...and I wasn't even dressed up for a night out haha...and I had my big bag with me with all my paraphernalia from school...yup as my friend said...ang arte nga
and after meeting up...dining at Dencio's (we end up having dinner usually in either Gerry's or Dencio's or that type)...having a bottle of SanMig Light...

and the bill came of course...and I just grinned and said...pwede babawi na lang ako sa susunod...?

then my friend said...bakit sinisingil ba kita?

sabay ngiti ako abot tenga at buntong hininga...

then this made me recall...one of the things I learned from the managing ur finances seminar i attended earlier that day (yup! no joke yun!) the spekaer mentioned that...maybe you don't have to change your lifestyle just because you earn more or what...

and when I was battling my conscience about whether to go ahead and meet up with my friends...I was jokingly saying to myself...

change my lifestyle? or change my friends?? haha

maybe not to both questions...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

you're killing my buzz

twilight pins

thaks to Anne for giving me this link Twilight Coven Philippines...

and for those who aren't aware yet...I am a "newbie fan" of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga...and when i saw this link from my student's email...I checked it out and saw the pins...and this one pin (the one at the upper right corner) just made me holler like crazy! haha

you have to go get a copy of Breaking Dawn for you to understand why...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

random guilt trip

We were given a memo by our boss and was asked ...requested to attend this seminar that she recommends for us...though the speaker's only available schedule is on Monday, August 25 - which is a holiday...

then the memo ends with..."let's look at this as a personal gain rather than a job requirement"

one of the other boss when asked whether it's a requirement to attend the seminar...she retorted..."it's not required...though there's pressure"

and of course the foregone conclusion...it is expected that we would all be attending...since I for one plan to work because of a lot of piled up work...

and I just read this email from my barkada...

which was quite had the same sense of "guilt trip" haha

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you think the quote above has no relation to my first thought whatsoever...then my brain is more warped than I thought nowadays...


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Breaking Dawn...the final book in the Twilight series

sorry no spoilers here...so you better get your own copy =P

so after a few weeks...i guess a month of waiting for the last book in the Twilight series...I was able to grab my copy one rainy Friday night in Makati (huwat?!? sa Makati pa haha)

and wanted to assuage my curiousity...and maybe prove the "bad reviews" wrong...i've been reading spoilers and criticisms about Meyer's final book in the series...there are good and bad reviews i guess...but hey as the author said...you can't please everybody...why not write your own book and see if that sells over 1.3M copies on its opening day of release haha

so let me just share some of the critics sentiments...and see why they would have thought differently of the final book...

when i was selecting the genre for this review...i was battling whether to still classify this as a romance or just simply as a teens or fantasy book...coz unlike in the previous books...there were not a lot of romantic scenes or even quotes...so maybe that's where the romantics got all disgruntled about...

another point is that...maybe they have not realized thatfor some book series...it would be expected that the plot will growand move into a different direction from wat would be expected...that's what makes the novel even better...it's when you still become surprised of the ending...and is not just any other ordinary preditable series...well it was still predictable in the sense that it had a happy ending...typical Meyer...

so if you guys are like me who are more motivated to buy a book despite reading spoilers and bad reviews about a book...then go ahead and buy this book...
it's worth it!...all the 754 pages of it...

so...I will be anticipating the spinoffs...the movie! (was moved to an earlier release date yey!)...and other things Meyer might be cooking up for her Twilgiht Saga =P

I give this a rating of 4 stars!
and the whole Twilight Saga a rating of 5 stars!


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


I haven't used that in reference to a good read in a loong while...
No....I am not a fan of the Twilight Saga...I even did not know what it was about...until I saw and read this article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer about this book turned into a movie...a much-awaited movie of the books' fans...like all the buzz over the Harry Potter books and movies...no...this is not about a new wizard...but of a teen romance...yeah right so what makes it uniquely different is ...it's a romance between this regular highschool girland an extraordinarily beautiful guy...who's a vampire!hahahaha
huwat?! Buffy is that you?!

yeah yeah I had my apprehensions...but the article convinced me to at least check out the books
of Stephenie Meyer...there has been blogs...myspace accounts made by fans of the Twilight Saga and now a much anticipated movie Twilight that would be out this December...
and when I dropped by Makati last weekend...to kill some time I passed by Powerbooks and checked out the book...it was a good thing that despite its size (ang kapal nya huh!) it's affordable and so I was able to buy a copy...and that night I started reading it...and I even brought it along with me to work the next day to read while waiting for my offical time...that which I rarely do...riveting I tell you...and yup...I hate to admit as i blush and say...Nakakakilig sya eh wahahaha

and you know what has been my gauge that I really liked...loved a romance novel that I've read...is when at some scenes...a lot of scenes...sentimentally sweet poignant scenes... would make me cry...awshucks! and I had the cold! hehe

So if you haven't heard of the Twilight by Stephenie Meyer(Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn)well...I guess you haven't read that muchhaha

I give this...4 stars!

**delayed post from my multiply site...July 28, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

barely breathing


by Lifehouse

The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though i still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning

So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I'm an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they're still looking for life

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm hangin' on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I'm hangin' on to the words you say
You said that I will be ok

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home